Christian Devotional – August 23, 2015

Read Luke chapter 17


Luke 17:10–“So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'”


Jesus, speaking here, indicates how we as servants of His should respond when we have been obedient. We shouldn’t expect a huge party and accolades for doing the things that we are supposed to do. A servant wouldn’t expect to be rewarded for simply doing his duty. So, as servants and followers of Jesus Christ, we obey and serve Him because we love Him, not because of what He will do for us or give us. Are we simply seeking to be obedient to Him because that is what we are called to, or are we only obedient to Him because of what He will give us in return?


Father, I have committed my life to You and as a result, I will obey You no matter what. I know that You are worthy of my love and obedience and I will simply seek to serve You. I pray that You will keep me content with the knowledge that I am showing You my love by serving so that I would not be distracted by rewards and praise. I will serve You each day, regardless of the reward, simply because I love You.

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